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Internet Rallies To Help Great Grandma Choose Wedding Dress In Epic Love Story

By Aimee Lutkin

Everyone wants to love and be in love. Some find it early on and tie the knot soon after, but many of us, locking down 'the one' is a milestone that comes when you least expect it. While 'putting a ring on it' isn't necessary for true love, the gesture is universally recognized for it and people still get a pretty big kick out of it when one of their loved ones shows up and shares the news of their relationship being taken to new heights.

A 93-year-old woman named Sylvia Martin has been dating her sweetheart, Frank Raymond, for 20 years. News.com reports that Frank's asked Sylvia to marry him dozens of times, but she never agreed, feeling it would be disrespectful to the memory of her late husband to change her name. 

In 2016, Sylvia moved from Tasmania to Canberra, the capital of Australia, to live with her family as she recovered form an illness. Frank followed her and asked her one more time. Apparently, it was the first time she'd looked into the laws around surnames. Discovering that she could keep the name "Martin," she agreed. 

Now it was just time to pick out the dress:

What Should Sylvia Wear To Her Wedding? Sylvia, 93, visited our store with her bridesmaids in tow to help choose a dress...

Posted by Birdsnest on Sunday, May 28, 2017